Viewing NetSuite Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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How to view NetSuite data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for NetSuite.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for NetSuite, you gain access to live NetSuite data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve and update NetSuite data. This article will walk through connecting to NetSuite using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to NetSuite Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying NetSuite data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for NetSuite and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData NetSuite Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the ID of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the tables for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a table (for example: SalesOrder) onto the form.

  7. Select the SalesOrderTable object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the SalesOrder data.